This may be a tough problem to solve. I've Googled and Yahooed for days in search of an answer, but no luck. Problem: I have a wireless 802.11g Netgear router connected to DSL service from SBC-Yahoo. Some websites refuse to load when running Safari on Mac or Internet Explorer on Windows. Sites that don't load: (All I get is "opening page http://..." followed by a browser timeout; no part of the website loads) 1. ebay.com 2. microsoft.com 3. mac.com 4. dell.com 5. msn.com (pretty much everything by Microsoft including msdn.com) 6. mcafee.com Sites that load properly (never had a problem with these): 1. apple.com 2. symantec.com 3. pcworld.com 4. pcmag.com 5. anandtech.com 6. tomshardware.com 7. cnn.com 8. yahoo.com 9. google.com 10. intel.com 11. amd.com 12. many many others I don't know what is common to the non-working group that renders those sites inaccessible. However, there are 2 interesting exemptions: 1. There is no problem connecting to ANY website if I use the browser built in to AOL. 2. AOL 9.0 SE for Windows installs "Port Magic" which somehow solves the accessibility problem with Safari and Internet Explorer! Port Magic, however, conflicts with Google's Desktop Search engine and appears to be inconsistent in starting up. I can try to fool around with it, but I'd rather figure out what the root cause is. I've tried changing MTU on my router and Windows PCs to no avail. It's currently set to 1500, but I tried 1492 and 1454. Have you had a similar problem? Were you able to fix it? Are you having a similar problem now? Any experts know what might be going on? EDIT: Aarg, this needs to move to the Help Forum.